New York Uber and Lyft drivers may be eligible for financial compensation if they have been injured in an accident. You do not have to come away empty-handed if you have been injured by someone else’s negligence.
Rideshare accidents mean an insurance claim
First, you must go through the insurance claims process because rideshare companies will not usually help you if you were hurt. New York is a no-fault state where you do not have to determine who was responsible for the crash. However, if the other driver was responsible, you could file a claim against their insurance to recover pain and suffering and other damages that are not covered by a no-fault system. Proving fault requires that you have evidence to show what happened.
The rideshare claims process is confusing
In general, rideshare car accidents can be confusing for those who are injured. There are so many rules about coverage that you never quite know which insurance applies when and how much coverage there is. It takes someone who knows how these claims work to untangle the web that rideshare companies weave. The overarching rule is that Uber and Lyft drivers cannot sue their rideshare companies because they are not legally employees. Drivers could also be dealing with a multitude of insurance companies that do not want to pay claimants what they legally deserve.
This is why hiring a personal injury attorney is crucial after a rideshare accident. Uber and Lyft drivers can face serious financial difficulties after an accident because they may not be able to work. This is why drivers need someone who can fight for them and help them seek the compensation they need.